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    Fake gumtree response?

    Got this reply regarding a MacBook pro 17 inch. Surely this is too good to be true?

    'Hello,

    First i want to thank you for your email regarding mymac.

    The last price is :680.00 £including all taxes.
    The reason that I am selling thelaptop so cheap is because we just had a baby and moved back to Milano, Italy. This is my home town and we bought a house here, we need my mother to help us with the new man. I`m out of money and cannot get a loan, as we already made one for the house.Thelaptop is in Italy to. I will handle shipping using DHL EXPRESS ,the taxes are included in the price.

    The deal will be made only with DHL EXPRESS. The payment will only reach me after you receive and test the item. The payment details will remain with the company until you confirm that everything is Ok and you want to keep it. If you agree with this transaction please get back to me with your full name, address , and please include a phone number for the shipping company.

    Have a nice day and i will wait your E-mail as soon as possible.
    Thanks,
    Aaron'

    18 Comments

    Id say Fake.

    Rubbish, its a scam heard stuff about companies holding the money until the item has been received an ok'd before, pure an utter scam im afraid

    Half of the stuff for sale on gumtree are scams, loads of cars at great prices etc.

    Thats a very common response from em too.

    Italy is the new Nigeria but on a bigger scale now.

    hmm hes letting you test it first so dont see why theres a prob there. however something does seem a bit out of order cant say why though just seems a bit peculiar!

    EDIT: Just read it properly, didnt realise he was asking you to give your bank details and paying before you received the item. avoid!!

    manchesterjim;7751089

    hmm hes letting you test it first so dont see why theres a prob there. … hmm hes letting you test it first so dont see why theres a prob there. however something does seem a bit out of order cant say why though just seems a bit peculiar!



    ITs the company holding the money while the item is ok'd thats not right, as no company does that, especially dhl

    manchesterjim;7751089

    hmm hes letting you test it first so dont see why theres a prob there. … hmm hes letting you test it first so dont see why theres a prob there. however something does seem a bit out of order cant say why though just seems a bit peculiar!



    What they will say next is send via western union and he will not claim the money until you get the item which is wrong as soon as you send anything via western union you can wave goodbye to money and laptop lol.

    Firstly, he's called Aaron and he's from Milan?

    Secondly, there's no need for half his life story

    Thirdly, it's just written in a way that makes me think he's dodgy...

    I have had 100's of these in the past, they always want me to post to Africa to there brothers mothers step daughters dog who is at college!!! and yes ITALY is the new NIGERIA....SCAM
    Saw a program on someone who went for one of these Nigerian scams. They put tyres over him and set him on fire!!!

    scamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscam i think scam

    To make up such a story, in an effort to make it believable is a definite scam. If I was selling a Mac, and wanted a quick sale, I'd just say, 'look...I need the money ASAP' rather than make up a story about my family. This is another scam I'm afraid :thumbsup:

    SuperEd

    akme;7751165

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    LOl +1

    Gumtree = cash in hand
    Anything else is a Scam,,,,,,,,,,,

    Pushing side the obviously fake story, alarm bells start ringing as soon as he tries to convince you to give your money to someone in a way that seems safe and secure. Once your money is out of your account it quite simply is anything put safe and secure.

    I would be very wary of anyone who claims to have given birth to a man.

    akme;7751165

    scamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscamscam i think scam


    I don't understand, what are trying to say

    Original Poster

    So should I pay him then?
    thanks for the replies!

    ele-font;7752015

    So should I pay him then? :pthanks for the replies!



    Leave it this time. The resounding reply is scam so don't fall for it if it is.

    Pay a bit more for peace of mind :thumbsup:
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